Easy-to-understand, accessible evacuation manual in DAISY multimedia format for persons with intellectual disabilities. DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) is a technical standard for computerised text.
- Evacuation manual in DAISY multimedia format
- ATDO - Assistive Technology Development Organization
- Country of Implementation
- Asia & Pacific
- Southeast Asia
- First published
“First understand how to protect yourselves from a tsunami, then memorise it through the evacuation drill. If the brain is panicked, memory will help you to evacuate.” Bethel's Home member
One part of the multimedia manual focuses on ‚general information', sharing basic information on why it is essential to evacuate when a natural disaster happens. The second part pairs the 'evacuation route' with a customised training manual, indicating the best evacuation route in one's familiar surroundings. Users may see faces they know, including their own, amid familiar houses and streets and hear a familiar voice speaking the text. The idea is to make the user feel that it is his/her own manual for safety.
Bethel's House members with severe psycho-social disabilities living in Urakawa Town successfully participate in the community. One of their major concerns is a potential tsunami. It is expected, in the worst scenario, to be more than 10 metres high. By sharing scientific knowledge on tsunami and by evacuation training, despair has been changed to confidence.
Solution, Innovation and Impact
Evacuation manual customisable for familiar surroundings